Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Put THIS in Your Stimulus Package

I have a great idea for a Stimulus Package that will save us $800 billion dollars. Get this.... It's called the Love Your Neighbor and Quit Being Greedy Action Plan. Here's how it works: - In all of your decisions, don't make profit, expansion, progress, or power the end. Use them as a means to another end...
- and that end is, get this... people. Us. Men and women.
It's a crazy idea, I know, but I got to thinking that the most precious resource, the greatest asset, the golden fire that makes the world go 'round is actually NOT money. It's people and a passion for people - men and women and children, in all of their manifold appearances of poverty, sickness, oppression, beauty, talent, gifts and contributions.
So the fuel to drive this Stimulus Package, whose end would not be spending but the idea of giving for the revitalization of men and women and families who are the living stones that make up businesses, factories, and corporations, would be... Love. Yes, it's a little old school, a little archaic. But give it a whirl and you'll be amazed at how much a little of that love your neighbor stuff can carry you, and carry others.

3 comments:

Mike in CT said...

Here, here!

Frances said...

Indeed. I read in a Catholic publication recently that, in this time of tight finances, we should feel more compelled to give...of ourselves (our time, attention, service, etc.).

Ron Watson said...

As always, well said, Bill. I am just back from my fifth trip to Hancock County, MS where Hurricane Katrina scored a direct hit. The scars are still visible and the people are still rebuilding (perhaps for another five years). I have heard over and over again that if not for the volunteers and churches, not much would be accomplished since the storm.

We need government, but true "stimulus" is the work of people taking responsibility and practicing faith in something greater than government.

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